KCA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school.
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
In IB, students experience inquiry based learning where they make connections between their experiences and the new knowledge they have gained. Students reflect on their learning and their responsibilities as well as participate fully in the learning process. Assessment in IB is in the form of feedback for students to be more self-directed and to understand how they learn. Teachers are facilitators who encourage students to be inquirers by asking questions.
Action and service is a very important component of IB education. Students take meaningful actions in early years and they participate in community service projects in middle year program to make a difference in the world.
There are thousands of schools and millions of students participating in International Baccalaureate education. International Baccalaureate offers different programs for different age groups. In 1968 IB Diploma Program (DP) was established to provide education for students to take responsible action toward real life problems for a more peaceful world.
In 1994, Middle Years Program (MYP) was introduced and in 1997 Primary Years Program (PYP) was created. The three programs provide education for students from age 3 to 19.
The IB learner profile is common in all three programs to make students more internationally minded. See detailed information for IB learner profile
IB STUDENTS …
- Are life-long learners
- Think critically
- Learn by experiencing- learn how to learn
- Take action
- Look at things from different perspectives
- Are inquirers
- Are internationally-minded
- Think about real world issues
- Learn skills such as organization, social, research skills
- Develop multilingual skills